Famous and you may have even quoted him

Want to have a serious laugh? Read THIS article from P. J. O’Rourke.  The guy is a genius of wit, poking fun at everything from summer heat waves to middle-aged men in shorts to urbanization to suburbanization to the American economy to golf to the education system to his own family and to himself.  He sprays all equally with his hilarious prose and I bet you can’t dispute any of his commentary.

I’ve read many of Mr. O’Rourke’s articles in The Atlantic, and likely many more than I realize in other journals since the entry on Wikipedia says that, “According to a 60 Minutes profile, he is also the most quoted living man in The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations.”

Now that’s saying something. In our insanely chatty last half-century where we were privileged to witness such prolific comedic stars as Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Phyllis Diller (look her up), and Robin Williams (yes, I know there are many more so please don’t bother to correct or add),  P.J. O’Rourke takes the prize for saying things a great many of us seem to want to repeat.  No show of his own, just consistently high quality and extremely observant writing.  Interesting.  I wonder if he Tweets too.

About Peter Armaly
I get jazzed by automation, big data, and blockchain tech. Business, technology, and fitness are things I understand. Scotch, wine, food, and fiction are things I appreciate.

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